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People wearing masks and carrying supplies walk past a mannequin wearing a mask in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, March 14, 2020. Spain's prime minister has announced a two-week state of emergency from Saturday in a bid to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Associated Press
March 14, 2020 - 5:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government announced Saturday that it is placing tight restrictions on movements and closing restaurants and other establishments in the nation of 46 million people as part of a two-week state of emergency to fight the sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Spain has followed...
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A woman wearing mask walks past the Apple store in an empty mall district in Beijing, China on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The tech giant Apple has reopened some of its stores in China but says the viral outbreak is starting to disrupt its supplies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Associated Press
March 14, 2020 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Tech giant Apple is closing its stores outside of China for two weeks and will only sell online as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic. “In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday. “Apple...
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Shoppers wait in a line stretching outside of a Trader Joe's supermarket, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will announce new restrictions on gatherings to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the coming days, but he hopes to avoid closing all public events such as Broadway shows. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 5:36 pm
The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: Maryland officials say the state closing all public schools for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon said schools will be closed from Monday until March 27. And on North Carolina, Gov. Roy...
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People walk and take a rest at the business district of La Defense outside Paris, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The European Union on Thursday will evaluate President Donald Trump's decision to restrict travel from Europe to the United States amid deep concern over the economic impact of the move with markets already heavily hit by coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 4:06 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday lashed out at President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict travel from Europe to the United States because of the new coronavirus, calling the the pandemic a global crisis that “requires cooperation rather than unilateral action.” Trump, who had...
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A woman enjoys her coffee by a wall painted by Czech artist Michal Cimala during an exhibition that was inspired by recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a coffee bar in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, March 12, 2020. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 1:50 pm
People around the world have become increasingly isolated from each other due to a mounting number of travel bans, school closures and canceled public events. These are some of the latest developments on Thursday: REGIONS ARE BEING KEPT APART A day after the World Health Organization declared the...
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Michael Conlon, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Stocks are sharply lower after resuming trading as traders fear that not enough is being done to contain the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local): 1:30 p.m. European stock markets have had one of their worst days in history. The Stoxx Europe 600 index, which measures major stocks across the region, fell 11.5% on Thursday, its worst day on record. It eclipsed...
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President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus Wednesday, March, 11, 2020, in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking dramatic action, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is sharply restricting passenger travel from 26 European nations to the U.S. and moving to ease the economic cost of a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of...
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Passenger Steven Smith, goes through a health screening after leaving the Grand Princess cruise ship in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Restless passengers on a coronavirus-struck cruise ship awaited their turn to disembark. By Tuesday night, Princess Cruises said about 1,400 of the 3,500 people on board had gotten off, and efforts were underway to move them to quarantine in their home countries or at military bases in California, Texas and Georgia. (Michele Smith via AP)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 12:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's one thing the Trump administration wants Americans to remember about the coronavirus pandemic: It carries the "Made in China” label. Trump administration officials, on the defensive about their own handling of the virus, have repeatedly reminded people that the virus...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session prior to voting for constitutional amendments at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power. Putin gave his support Tuesday to the amendment put forward by a lawmaker who as a Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman to fly to space.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Associated Press
March 11, 2020 - 1:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Wednesday rapidly rubber-stamped sweeping constitutional changes that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. If Putin won and completed two more terms as president, it would make him the ruler of Russia for 36 years — longer than any other leader...
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Workers wearing protective gears disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at the subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
(Kim Sun-woong/Newsis via AP)
Associated Press
March 11, 2020 - 12:45 pm
Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.
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